* U.S. Peace Caravan Sets Off to Iraq As the U.S. threatens military strikes against Iraq, Voices in the Wilderness announced that its 11th delegation (joint U.S./U.K.) will depart today for Baghdad with over $110,000 worth of medicine and medical supplies for children’s hospitals. * Media Lacking Various Perspectives On Iraq For months, Clinton has been excoriated for weakness in responding to Saddam Hussein’s refusal to allow weapons inspectors into certain sites in Iraq. Now the drumbeat... Topic: Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Israel
In the months before March 2003, protesters around the world were joined by heads of state, U.N. officials, and religious leaders speaking out against the invasion. They labeled it a "war of aggression." But while these events were unfolding, Scott Ritter, a former intelligence officer holding the rank of Major in the U.S. Marine Corps, was warning Americans that they were being manipulated. From 1991 to 1998, he led the U.N. weapons inspection team in Iraq. He was the world's... Topics: iraq, media, military, saddam hussein
FTR #295 1. Presenting more information about the outbreaks of foot-and-mouth and mad-cow diseases, this program begins with discussion of contingency plans to handle foot-and-mouth should the disease break out in the United States. These plans entail the coordinated efforts of a number of governmental agencies and could be viewed as a step that, in certain respects, would move the country closer to a form of limited martial law. "The first comprehensive exercise about how the nation would... Topics: Bio Weapons, Iraq, Saddam Hussein
FSRN EXCLUSIVE: Turkey to Invade Iraq The United States is preparing a rapid increase in its military strength in the Middle East, almost doubling the number of troops near Iraq. Defense officials in Washington are quoted as saying there are plans to move another 50,000 troops next month to join the 60,000 based in the Gulf and Turkey. Meanwhile, Free Speech Radio News has learned the Turkish Army has planned to invade and occupy a large part of Northern Iraq as part of a possible US War to... Topics: iraq, military, saddam hussein, scotus, turkey, washington
Iraqi Referendum on Saddam Iraqi lined up to vote this morning in a referendum for which sitting President Saddam Hussein is the sole candidate for another seven year term. Nearly 12 million Iraqis are eligible to vote in today?s referendum and Iraqi officials say they expect 100% approval. The last referendum in 1995 resulted in 99.96% of the population voting yes. While the U.S. has indicated that it has plans to install an American military government in Iraq once Hussein is toppled, the... Topics: argentina, brazil, elections, iraq, military, saddam hussein
FTR #52 As the investigation into the West's clandestine arming of Saddam Hussein proceeded, indications began to emerge that a cover-up had taken place. This segment discusses a number of aspects of the "Iraqgate" scandal, including the murder of one of the arms dealers involved in the U.S. arming of Saddam. The killing took place in Latin America, just as American investigators were looking in the direction of some of the operations that surrounded his (the dealer's) efforts on... Topics: Cover-Up, Iraq, Iraqgate, Saddam Hussein
International Debate Over Iraq Continues(4:08) Three months into the congressional debate on Iraq,centrist Democrats now show signs they'd like to slow the President's drive toward a wider war. But in Senate testimony today, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger urged support for a congressional resolution in support of US action. Another former Secretary of State, Madeline Albright said the White House and congress should deal with Saddam Hussein through the UN. Josh Chaffin reports from... Topics: bush, democratic party, environment, iraq, saddam hussein
FTR #31 For all the discussion that took place before, during and after the Persian Gulf War, comparatively little attention has been paid to the well-documented fact that Western nations, including and especially the United States, had much to do with arming Sadam Hussein. These segments focus on the role of Kamel Hussein, Sadam's son-in-law, in the acquisition of Iraq's arsenal. Kamel later defected to the West in late 1995âonly to return to Iraq and be executed as a traitor some months... Topics: Cover-Up, Iran, Iraq, Iraqgate, Saddam Hussein
The dramatic symbolism of Saddam Hussein’s capture and the fall of the Iraqi regime should not distract us from an in-depth analysis of the potential political consequences these two events could have on Iraq and the people of the region. The question that should be addressed, according to Clovis Maksoud, director of the Center for the Global South, is will those who violated the United Nations Charter by invading Iraq and subsequently occupied the country be held accountable? Yet although... Topics: Palestine Center, Clovis Maksoud, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, audio, mp3
Israeli Tanks Continue Invasion, Israeli Troops Fire on Journalists Israeli tanks entered new Palestinian territory, this morning tanks rolled into Tubas, a town of 20,000 in the West Bank where a 14-year-old Palestinian girl was killed by Israeli tank fire as she watched the scene from her balcony. In Nablus, smoke from burning cars and shops rose from the downtown area and frightened residents huddled in the innermost rooms of their apartments. At least 20 Palestinians were killed today in... Topics: 9-11, bush, iraq, israel, military, palestine, rights, saddam hussein
US Spies Infiltrate UN Inspection Team? As UN weapons inspectors went back to into Iraq this week for the first time in five years, Chief Inspector Hans Blix says the White House is already being quote "unhelpful". US officials have questioned Mr. Blix's ability to do the job of disarming Saddam Hussein. Critics of US foreign policy see the White House trying to undermine the inspections effort. The last time inspectors were in Iraq, the mission was infiltrated by US spies,... Topics: immigration, india, iraq, pentagon, saddam hussein, visas, wtc
Bush's Feb 26th Speech(4:02) Last night, in a televised address to an Annual dinner of the American Enterprise Institute President Bush again warned that the UN Security Council needed to assert its authority over Saddam Hussein.He laid out his administration's plans for nation building in what he claims will be a democratic post-Saddam Iraq, while in his first significant remarks in 8 months on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, Bush said that ousting the Iraqi president would bring peace to... Topics: EU, bush, california, iraq, islam, israel, palestine, saddam hussein, turkey
The Trial of Saddam Hussein " Report from a Palestine Center briefing by Daoud Khairallah After the United States failed to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and could not establish a link between al-Qaeda and Saddam, it is now arguing that its primary objective for the invasion and occupation of Iraq was to bring ''democracy'' to Iraq. However, argued Daoud Khairallah, former general counsel for the World Bank summary: http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/images/fortherecord.php?ID=22 Topics: Palestine Center, Daoud Khairallah, Saddam Hussein, audio, mp3, free
Nader: We Need to Refocus The House Internal Relations Committee voted late last night to approve a resolution authorizing President Bush to use the military "as he determines necessary and appropriate." The Senate and the the Upper house voted 95-1 to open preliminary debate on the issue. The votes came as Colin Powell consulted with Russia and other countries about the economic and political ramifications of ousting Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Meanwhile this afternoon on Wall... Topics: brazil, bush, california, elections, iraq, military, rights, russia, saddam hussein
Iraq Hearings, Day Two(3:55) In the second day of Capitol Hill hearings on Iraq, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony on what the US role would be "the day after" a US attack on Saddam Hussein's regime.But critics of the process say Congress isn't asking the fundamental question, "why attack Iraq in the first place?"Joshua Chaffin reports from the Capitol What Happened at Jenin?(1:24) After being denied access to the site of the Jenin refugee camp by the... Topics: UN, california, elections, iraq, israel, military, palestine, riots, saddam hussein
Hussein Frees Iraq's Prisoners Iraq remains stunned today, less than 24 hours after Saddam Hussein announced that he was emptying all of the country's prisons, releasing even political prisoners, army deserters and those convicted of crimes against the state. The Iraqi government said the move was a gesture of gratitude from the president, after he claimed a 100% 'yes' vote in last week's national referendum. Celebrations continued through the night in the streets of cities across Iraq. FSRN... Topics: elections, india, iraq, mexico, military, riots, saddam hussein, suicide
British MP Says Britian Won't Join an Attack on Iraq(4:18) A top US military chief today said that resuming weapons inspections in Iraq would be ineffective because its most feared arsenal could easily be hidden. Iraq, which has refused to deal with U.N. inspectors since they left nearly four years ago, last week invited the chief inspector to Baghdad for talks on weapons issues. This as Dick Armey, a Texas Republican who is the majority leader of the House of Representatives, said yesterday... Topics: UN, bush, death penalty, iraq, military, rights, saddam hussein
US MARINES ON AFGHAN SOIL (2:30) More than 500 U.S. Marines have taken an airstrip in southern Afghanistan.. It was the first major seizure of Afghan territory by American ground forces in the war against the Taliban. Jeremy Scahill has more. WAR IN AFGHANISTAN, UN TALKS IN GERMANY (4:08) A United Nations brokered conference on the future of Afghanistan starts in Bonn, Germany tommorrow. But as Tony Cross reports from Kabul not everyone will be at the table. FLORIDA PROFESSOR IN JAIL (1:22) On... Topics: EU, UN, afghanistan, iraq, islam, military, privacy, riots, saddam hussein
War Coverage ? The Latest News As US troops are quickly advancing on Baghdad, the past 24 hours has seen the bloodiest fighting of the five-day US-led war against Iraq. Deepa Fernandes reports. Turkish Border Delays A US special envoy has failed to reach an agreement with Turkey today over whether Turkish troops should go into Northern Iraq. The US opposes any Turkish intervention, as Washington says their presence in Northern Iraq could lead to friendly fire incidents with U.S. forces and... Topics: bush, india, iraq, kurds, protest, rights, saddam hussein, turkey, washington
A parody of events leading up to the 2003 Iraq War. Famous faces such as Saddam Hussein and George Bush are drawn onto bananas and satirized. Topics: bananas, politics, independent, movies, iraq, george bush, saddam hussein
See Photos from the Documentary Iraq: One Year of Occupation and Resistance A year ago -- on May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush co-piloted a fighter jet onto the air-craft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of Southern California. There, behind a giant banner reading "Mission Accomplished" declared a victory for the forces of liberty and peace in the world. He told the assembled troops: "Because of you, a tyrant has fallen. Because of you Iraq is free." Bush:... Topics: 9-11, bush, california, iraq, saddam hussein, torture
Former Klansman Guilt in Church Bombing A mostly white jury found 71 year old Robert Frank Cherry guilty of murdering four black girls in connection with the bombing the Six Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama over 30 years ago. The Church was a gathering spot for blacks protesting segregation in Birmingham in the early 1960s.It was bombed on Sept. 15, 1963, just five days after the city's public schools were integrated.Jack Hickey was in the courtroom. Fast Track Poised for Senate OK... Topics: bush, elections, environment, iraq, rights, saddam hussein, scotus, washington
Fictionalized account of events taking place on the eve of the 1st Gulf War against Saddam Hussein's Iraq. A spy story. A wealth of factual background. Topics: Iraq, War, Saddam Hussein, George WH Bush, CIA
John Stockwell: The New World Order And The Gulf WarRecorded in Boulder, CO on January 23, 1991.John Stockwell is the highest-ranking CIA officer to go public. During his 13-year tenure at the Agency, he was involved in operations in the Congo and Vietnam. As Director of the Angola Task Force, he ran the secret war in that country. He is the author of In Search of Enemies and The Praetorian Guard. Topics: John Stockwell, CIA, Gulf War, George HW Bush, Saddam Hussein
Bush Signs Authorization Bill President Bush signed the "Authorization for the use of Military Force Against Iraq" today, the culmination of what some critics found to be a less than great debate in the United States Congress on the use of force. Although the United States has shown some willingness to proceed with the United Nations, many observers now see war as imminent. Gareth Schweitzer reports from Washington. Emergency UN Debate on Iraq Seeking a voice in what has so far been a... Topics: UN, bush, elections, iraq, military, saddam hussein, washington
To download just the documentary, without the intro, click here. Collatoral Voices: A Report from the Frontlines of Iraq Ever since the September 11th attacks on the World TradeCenter And Pentagon, The Bush Administration has publicly threatened to attack Iraq.Bush has labelled the country as part of an axis of evil and has vowed to bring down Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.And some analysts say that this week could be a breaking point. Talks are now underway in Vienna, between the United Nations... Topics: 9-11, UN, bush, iraq, pentagon, saddam hussein, washington
Gameplay footage of the 2003 game, Quest for Saddam, released by Petrilla Entertainment. Note: I, the uploader of this clip, in no way endorse the implied claims or messages in this game. I provide it here for research purposes. Topics: video game, video, gameplay, saddam hussein, quest for saddam
Features Senate Judiciary Committee Considers Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Rights (4:10) A military lawyer appointed to represent a Guantanamo Bay detainee testified in Congress today that his client was forced to plead guilty to an unspecified war crime in order to see a lawyer. The testimony came as the Senate Judiciary Committee held an open hearing on whether detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay are being afforded their rights to due process. Washington editor Mitch Jeserich was there and... Topics: attorney general, birthday, detainees, environment, military, saddam hussein, washington
US and UK Reject UN-Iraq Compromise The United States and Britain have rejected the latest compromise between Iraq and the United Nations on sending weapons inspectors into Iraq - Iraq refuses to comply with U.S. demands for weapons inspectors to enter President Saddam Hussein's palaces. On Capitol Hill, some lawmakers want more debate on the issue. Today the House leadership agreed on a resolution authorizing force, however, the Senate remains divided.Josh Chaffin reports from Capitol Hill.... Topics: UN, bush, iraq, military, privitization, saddam hussein, south africa, unions
30-minute radio program for May 19, 2015. Second of 2 parts. Another in our series of classic talks by Progressive political scientist MICHAEL PARENTI. This one--one of his best--dates from 1997. Parenti demolishes the myth of "the liberal media." With wit, humor, facts, and examples, he shows the US news media to be little more than the propaganda arm of the the most powerful corporations. This week, in Part 2, Parenti focuses on examples of U.S. imperialism and predatory corporate... Topics: Michael Parenti, media, news, journalism, imperialism, Noriega, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein
Toespraak gegeven door Ivo Pastoor voorzitter van de Germaanse Jeugd Nederland op de NVU demonstratie tegen de Amerikaanse agressiepolitiek tegen Iran. Topics: toespraak, nederlandse volksunie, nvu, solidariteit, saddam hussein, amerikkka, agressiepolitiek,...
Billy Tauzin and Medicare It has been reported yesterday on the website CNN.com that Republican Representative Billy Tauzin of Louisiana, one of the 20 co-sponsors of the new 540 million dollar Medicare Prescription Bill, received an offer worth more than one million dollars, to represent the main pharmaceutical lobbying group, The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Ivy Fitgerald has more. Extortion leads to violence in Jamaica The Jamaican Town of Spanish Town is under siege... Topics: afghanistan, bush, california, death penalty, drug companies, elections, iraq, louisiana, medicare,...
“The Human Rights Challenge Against Pro-Sanctions Disinformation.” Report from a Palestine Center briefing by Hans von Sponeck At a December 7 Palestine Center briefing, Hans von Sponeck, former United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said that 50,000 Iraqi children die every year “as a result of [UN] sanctions.” Von Sponeck, who resigned his position in March 1999 to protest the sanctions, asked: “Is the death of a person … as a result of hunger and disease any different... Topics: Palestine Center, Israel, Palestinian, mp3, audio, Hans von Sponeck, Iraq, sanctions, Saddam Hussein
FTR #89 In February of 1998, the reported attempt by a Nazi activist to bring military grade anthrax into Las Vegas generated headlines. Acting in conjunction with a businessman named William Leavitt, "former" Aryan Nation member Larry Harris was reportedly transporting the deadly biological weapon by automobile. Eventually, it was determined that Harris possessed an anthrax vaccine, and not weapons-grade anthrax. Nonetheless, serious questions remain concerning the incident. Harris... Topics: A. Q. Khan, Anthrax, Aryan Nations, Bio Weapons, CIA, Iraq, Nazi, Saddam Hussein
Carter Calls for an End to Cuban Embargo (5:06) Speaking in Spanish in a live, uncensored broadcast, Jimmy Carter appealed for America to drop its embargo, and for the Cuba government to respect internationally recognized human rights. Cuban President Fidel Castro offered applause as Carter finished his speech and smiled as Carter expressed gratitude for the chance to speak. More from Sasha Lilley in Havana. Congress to Vote on Bush Welfare Plan (4:04) Republicans were pushing tougher work... Topics: UN, bush, censorship, democratic party, elections, iraq, israel, military, palestine, protest,...
Argentine official extradicted to Spain on charges of genocide and terrorism Nigerian general strike Musharraf calls on Pakistani's to recognize Israel UN calls for international force in Liberia Middle East Weekend Developments(3:59) After intensive discussions between Israelis and palestinians over the weekend with US National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, an agreement was reached between the twoparties involving the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza and Bethlhem. Meanwhile,... Topics: genocide, heart disease, iraq, israel, nigeria, oil, pakistan, palestine, saddam hussein, scotus,...
Bush to CIA: Oust Hussein(3:42) The Washington Post reported yesterday that earlier this year, President Bush signed an intelligence order directing the CIA to conduct covert operations to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The covert program included authorization to use lethal force to capture the Iraqi president. Free Speech Radio News correspondent, Jeremy Scahill, has been reporting from Iraq over the past month. Activist Fined for Bringing Medecine to Iraq(3:25) As the Bush... Topics: afghanistan, bush, iraq, israel, military, palestine, saddam hussein, scotus, torture, washington
CA Recall In Progress Long lines greeted poll workers at key locations in California as other election officials braced to count millions of absentee ballots in the hyped recall election. Max Pringle reports from KPFA in Berkeley. Chicago Garbage Collectors on Strike Chicago?s garbage is piling up as more than 3,000 private trash collectors continue their strike. Tom Robb with WZRD reports from Chicago. Turkey Approves Troops to Iraq The Turkish parliament approved a resolution to send troops... Topics: bush, california, detainees, elections, iran, iraq, israel, kurds, military, palestine, saddam...
Bush and Blair Announce Iraq's Intent to Use "Weapons of Mass Destruction"(3:53) A storm of controversy surrounds a newly released dossier of evidence about Iraq's development of weapons of mass destruction. British Prime Minister Tony Blair presented the document today saying it proves Iraq has plans to use chemical and biological weapons. The dossier, Blair's most direct call for war on Iraq, states that Saddam Hussein's chemical and biological weapons are ready to be used within 45... Topics: EU, argentina, biological weapons, bush, iraq, korea, military, privacy, protest, saddam hussein
War Round-Up (5:00) Today the British government released what it called the plan to get the new UN resolution adopted by at least 9 of the 15 Security Council members. The plan involvesIraqi President Saddam Hussein declaring on television that he will give up what the British government called his ?hidden weapons of mass destruction? as one of six conditions to avoid war as well as allow for Baghdad to allow scientists to be questioned abroad before a set deadline. This as yesterday 40 more... Topics: EU, bush, death penalty, elections, iraq, kurds, pentagon, rights, saddam hussein, turkey
Bush Meets Blair President Bush addressed troops at MacDill Air force Base in Tampa, Florida earlier today, a few hours before his meeting with his British counterpart, Tony Blair. There is speculate that the Bush-Blair meeting at Camp David could see the announcement of a significant cut in dues the US pays to the United Nations. And as Ian Forest Reports, the meeting between the leaders will also evaluate a war that has so far seen more US & UK casualties than expected. Civilian... Topics: EU, NATO, UN, bush, california, iran, iraq, kurds, military, palestine, russia, saddam hussein,...